RECIPE: CHOC-MINT ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Chocolate and mint are one of those strangely delicious combinations that we might never fully understand, but that makes total sense at the same time.
Here is a way to get your nostalgic, choc-mint ice cream fix, with a delicious and nutritious twist.
The base is made from our very own Kitz Coconut Dream Chocolate Mint Bars. And trust me, they’re a real chewy, coconut-filled dream! Because we pre-made them for you, all that’s left to do is whip up some ice cream and smoosh it between two bars.
The ice cream is made from cashews, coconut, vanilla, and fresh mint — the stuff you muddle into a mojito. Using fresh mint means you don’t get that fake, toothpaste or after dinner chocolate kind of mint flavour that leaves a funny taste.
This crowd-pleaser is so easy to throw together. It takes no skill to master and as with the unspoken rules of ice cream, requires absolutely no etiquette to eat.
Possibly the yummiest sandwich you will ever lay your hands on.
- * Kitz Coconut Dream Chocolate Mint Bars (packet of 4)
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup soaked cashews
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla powder or essence
- 1/2 cup mint leaves or a drop of peppermint oil (you can add more if you like it extra minty)
- * Spirulina, matcha, or barley grass powder
- A pinch of salt
* Cut each bar in half so that you get a top and bottom base for more sandwiches. Our Kitz bars turn rock hard in the freezer so leave them either in the fridge or in the pantry and assemble the sandwich when you’re ready to eat.
* The powder is just for colouring so add until you get the colour you like.
- Soak cashews overnight or for 5-8 hours. If you’re crunched for time, 30 minutes in hot water will do the trick.
- Once soaked, drain cashews and put them into a high-speed food processor with the rest of the ingredients (minus the bars, of course). Blend until the mix is super smooth. The smoother it is, the better it tastes. Crank that blender up high and let it roll for a few minutes if you can.
- While it’s mixing, add to the blender tiny amounts of your choice of greens powder until you get the colour you want.
- If you have an ice cream maker — all power to you, use it and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re like me and just have a freezer, that’s fine, we can make do. Line a pan/bowl/tray with baking paper, pour the ice cream mix in and put it in the freezer until frozen. This may take up to 6 hours.
- When you’re ready to eat your ice cream sandwiches, take the ice cream out of the freezer, and blend it again for a few seconds. This will turn it into that delectable gelato-scooping consistency.
- Scoop as much ice cream as you want between two bars and enjoy!
** Makes 4 sandwiches and leaves you with a few extra scoops of ice cream.